Denon AVR-S540BT vs Yamaha RX-V385

AVR-S540BT vs RX-V385 comparison chart

Denon AVR-S540BT vs Yamaha RX-V385 review

Denon AVR-S540BT vs Yamaha RX-V385

Denon AVR-S540BT review

This is the 5.2 channel receiver which is equipped with equipped Dolby Vision improved scaling. The unit has Denon AVR-S540BT has a pair of analog and digital inputs and two outputs for a subwoofer. The output supports 4K video and HDCP 2.2. Three of the HDMI inputs support HDCP 2.2, HLG, HDR, BT.2020, and 4: 4: 4 color sampling. The receiver has an outgoing power of 70 W/channel at 8 Ohms, while the competitor, in this Denon AVR-S540BT vs Yamaha RX-V385 comparison, has 70 W/channel at 6 Ohms. The difference in capacity is THD, which is 0.08% versus 0.09%, respectively.

Yamaha RX-V385 review

Yamaha RX-V385 is a 5.1 model, which is compatible with 4K Ultra HD, HDR and Dolby Vision videos. Its Bluetooth receiver allows wireless listening from a smartphone or a computer. Yamaha RX-V385 is equipped with a high-quality DAC and the possibility of stereo bi-amplification. Dolby Digital and Dolby TrueHD multichannel formats are supported. In addition, the Yamaha RX-V385 amplifier is compatible with DTS, DTS 24/96 and DTS HD Master Audio formats. RX-V385 is delivered with a Y.P.A.O calibration microphone, in order to adjust the sound reproduction of the speakers to the characteristics of the listening room.

Denon AVR-S540BT pros and cons

Pros

  • Compatible with Denon HEOS Link devices
  • Users can stream content from music streaming services via Bluetooth

Cons

  • Any decoders of surround sound are not supported

Yamaha RX-V385 pros and cons

Pros

  • Yamaha RX-V385 has HDMI upscaling from any incoming resolutions to 4K Ultra HD format (2160p)
  • It is possible to control the receiver, the TV and other CEC sources by a single remote control

Cons

  • Many current audio and video decoders are not supported

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Product

Denon AVR-S540BT
Yamaha RX-V385

Model

AVR-S540BT
RX-V385

Brand

Denon
Yamaha

Reviews

1128
1015

Amplifier

Channels

5.2
5.1

Stereo power (RMS), W/Ohm

70/8, 90/6
70/6

Output impedance, Ohm

8, 6
6

Frequency response

10Hz-100KHz
10Hz-100KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.08
0.09

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

192 KHz/32-bit
Burr-Brown 384 KHz/32-bit

Bi-amping

Pure direct (straight)

Auto speaker calibration

Audyssey MultEQ
YPAO

Speaker A/B switching

Other audio features

Compressed Audio Restorer
CINEMA DSP, Compressed Music Enhancer, Virtual CINEMA FRONT

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

USB

1 (USB 2.0)
1 (USB 2.0)

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

DLNA

MHL

Streaming services

Apple Music (AirPlay)

AirPlay

Amazon Music

Spotify

Other streaming services

TIDAL, Pandora
has not

Extensive connection

HDMI input/output

5/1
4/1

HDMI ARC (Audio Return Channel)

HDMI eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel)

HDMI CEC

Digital content protection (HDCP)

HDCP 2.2
HDCP 2.2

Subwoofer output (LFE)

2
1

Headphone output

1 x 6.3
1 x 6.3

Optical digital input

2
1

Coaxial digital input

1
2

Composite input

2
2

Component input/output

0/0
0/0

Phono (MM) input

Front panel connectors

USB, phones, setup mic
USB, phones, setup mic, AUX

Multi channel preamp output

Video features

HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR10

4K signal pass-through

4K/60Hz
4K/60Hz

8K signal pass-through

HDMI signal pass-through

3D signal pass-through

HDMI pass-through in standby mode

Video conversion

Analog to HDMI scaling

HDMI to HDMI scaling

Dolby Vision

Other video features

HLG, BT.2020
DeepColor, x.v.Color

Additional features

Voice control

App control

iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Amazon Kindle
iPhone, iPod, Android

Display

colour OSD
fluorescent

Tuner

AM, FM
AM, FM

Sleep timer

Auto power off

ECO mode

Graphical user interface (GUI)

Setup assistant

Firmware update

USB
USB

Other additional features

has not
has not

Multi-room

Multi-room zones

has not
has not

Zone audio output

has not
has not

Zone HDMI output

has not
has not

Multi-room control

has not
has not

RS-232

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

0/0
0/0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Multichannel surround

Dolby Atmos

Dolby TrueHD

Dolby Surround

Dolby (other)

Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic

DTS:X

DTS HD Master

DTS Virtual:X

DTS Neural:X

DTS (other)

DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS
DTS 96/24, DTS-HD, DTS-EXPRESS, DTS-Surround, DTS-Neo:6

Auro-3D

IMAX Enhanced

Multichannel stereo

Audio file formats

MP3

WMA

AAC

WAV

FLAC

ALAC

Other audio file formats

AIFF
has not

Power

Operational power consumption, W

310
260

Standby consumption, W

0.1
0.2

Removable power cord

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.2 x 30.4/17 x 6 x 12.6
43.5 x 16.1 x 31.5/17 x 6.3 x 12.2

Weight, kg/lbs

7.2/16.8
7.7/17

Other

Release year

2018
2018
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